Just another in a long line (and getting longer) of reasons to eat fresh, local, and ORGANICALLY GROWN produce and meats! So many health problems would simply DISAPPEAR if people made better, simple, and more tasty food choices.
This just in from the OCA and it is a MUST READ:
Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? Not anymore, according to soil health experts—unless the apple comes from a tree grown in healthy, organic soil.
And that orange you just ate to help ward off a cold? It’s entirely possible that it contains no vitamin C at all.
A study looking at vegetables from 1930 to 1980, found that iron levels had decreased by 22 percent, and calcium content by 19 percent. In the United Kingdom, from 1940 to 1990, copper content in vegetables fell by 76 percent, and calcium by 46 percent. The mineral content in meat was also significantly reduced.
Read the rest of the article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_30899.cfm